Mary Jo is ready to address the effects of the opioid crisis and the connections between mental health disorders and substance abuse. She will work with law enforcement, legislators and those affected to bring an end to this epidemic.
“The lack of knowledgeable response to the cause and effect of substance abuse and mental health issues within our communities is a real threat to our society. The long waiting periods and lack of affordable treatment facilities for those seeking sobriety add to an ever-growing problem. These are just a few of the issues that I believe require a much-needed solution, and it will take someone like myself with real experience in navigating these to find the answers.”